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June Cleveland Magazine

Featured Articles

Creative Justice

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti has become a national folk hero for his quirky sentences. But does his unconventional approach really work?

Meet Your Maker

As the creator of the successful Cleveland Flea, Stephanie Sheldon has helped spur the city’s burgeoning creative movement. Now she’s ready to take her blend of placemaking, hipster market and entrepreneurial incubator on the road.   

Rating the Suburbs 2017

Richfield Village, this year's best suburb, offers rural appeal just a short drive from Cleveland and Akron.

Food + Drink

Beer Me: How to Navigate the Local Craft Brew Scene

Use our local field guide to order, drink and enjoy like a pro.

Collision Bend Brewing Co. Marries Beer And Food

Country fried chicken livers and more Southern California street food-inspired bites rule this spot.

Gunselman’s Tavern Has Every Meal Of The Day Covered

Don't miss brunch faves such as steak and eggs or the dinner-ready Mama Mia burger.

Hot Spots: 4 Places to Picnic

Lounge and lunch at these local hangouts.

Picnic Like A Pro

Up your ground game with these three items.

The List: Neighborhood Ice Cream Shops

Summer's nothing without these five spots dedicated to frosty sweet treats.

The Smith Turns Up The Southern Comfort

Executive chef William Burke lets his Georgia roots spread at this Burton spot.

In the CLE

1974: Cheap Beers Cause Mayhem

A promotion at a Cleveland Indians game went horribly wrong.

Bride Eyed

Choosing between two things can be a blessing and a curse.

Character Study

Communities come in different shapes and sizes.

Cleveland Together

In a region that has long been divided by geography, income, politics and race, now is the time to build bridges. Here's how.

Cleveland’s LGBT Pride is Bigger than Ever

Breakout your rainbow garb for two massive LGBT pride festivals this month.

Concussion Testing Goes Mobile

A Case Western Reserve University student and his high school friends took third place at a South by Southwest startup contest.

Creative Justice

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti has become a national folk hero for his quirky sentences. But does his unconventional approach really work?

LeBron James' High School Basketball Coach Talks Fatherhood

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School's Dru Joyce II offers his takes on how to be a role model and more.

Meet Your Maker

As the creator of the successful Cleveland Flea, Stephanie Sheldon has helped spur the city’s burgeoning creative movement. Now she’s ready to take her blend of placemaking, hipster market and entrepreneurial incubator on the road.   

Mentor's Historic Matchworks Building Is Getting A Life

The restored structure has a new art gallery and restaurant. 

Richard Pine Wants To Change Your Mind On Pot

The Cleveland Cannabis College founder plans to arm people with medical marijuana knowledge.

This Single Podcast Will Keep Us Cool For The Summer

Road Trippin' with RJ and Channing (and Allie Clifton) gives us a rare look at our favorite ballers. 

Unleash Your Beach Bod In WIld Style

Run Wild CLE founder Tim Kelly gives us tips on how to tap into our animal instinct.

Entertainment

Applaud Girl Power with Mamai Theatre Co.

The women-focused theater company moves to Playhouse Square this summer.

Build Something New with the Great Lakes Science Center’s Lego exhibit

Explore simple machines, mazes and massive brick sculptures at interactive space. 

Cruise In for the Cleveland All Stars Homecoming Car Show

The Western Reserve Historical Society celebrates our automobile manufacturing history with a car show featuring Northern Ohio cars only.

Cuban Dancers Move Toward Connections with Clevelanders

Malpaso Dance Co. performs work about linking cultures at its Playhouse Square show in June.

Dakarai Akil Looks to the Past to Find Truth About the Present

The innovative artist has created a mural on Public Square that addresses the travel ban and more.

Dan Auerbach's New Solo Album (Sometimes) Sounds Familiar

The Black Keys and Arcs singer-songwriter-guitarist channels his other bands into Waiting On A Song.

Expand Your Mind At The AHA Festival

Dance with a star, listen to a talk from Jon Meacham and more at this Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University arts and humanities event.

Explore Unique Festivals This Summer

From an island music fest to dragon boats, try out a new gathering this year.

Feel The Music At These Concert Series

From global acts in Ohio City to a brand-new series with local bands, find your groove in one of these events.

Find Art Out in the Wild This Summer

Reproductions of pieces such as Butch Anthony's Fall On Your Knees And Pray get hung around the area for Akron Art Museum's Inside-Out program.

Fly Through Bird Banding Demos

Learn about several our of feathered friends that migrate, reside and breed here in the summer.

Hit the Water with Rock and Dock

Rent paddleboats, kayaks and more at North Coast Harbor. 

Jam Out All Day Long at LaureLive

See local and national acts at the June 10 and 11 music fest featuring Kate Voegele, the Head and the Heart and more.

Join a Team with Cleveland Plays

Gear up for a friendly game of football, beach volleyball, kickball and more this summer.

Learn about Curious Creatures

The Akron Zoo opens a new exhibit this summer featuring odd critters such as naked mole rats and a flashlight fish. 

New Book Packs in Witty Travel Stories with Heart

Baldwin Wallace University professor Ken Schneck debuts his first book, Seriously … What Am I Doing Here?, on his recent adventures.

Party Like Back in the Day with the Rock of Ages

The musical brings the big hair, tight leather pants and loud hits of the ‘80s to Cain Park. 

Play A Part

Akron introduces a popular Scottish tradition to Highland Square where theater companies perform productions on multiple stages at once.

Relive the Day We Won It All

Four Cleveland Cavaliers books help us piece together the last year’s curse-breaking championship win.

Ride Into the Past at Memphis Kiddie Park

The classic park gets an update with renovations and the new Turtle Chase ride. 

Rush Over Treetops with a Lake Erie Canopy Tour

New zip lines at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake add extreme thrills with a free-fall option, solo course and more. 

Sail Away with The Foundry’s Beginners’ Courses

Learn the basics of sailing with an intensive class.

See Your Favorite Concert

From U2 to Green Day to Lady Gaga, we outline the hot summer shows coming to Cleveland.

Splash Around in the renovated and expanded Cedar Shores water park

Cedar Point adds redesigns its water park and adds new slides for adults and family.

Sprint to One of These Three Fun Runs

The Pierogi Dash, 5KDevo and the Great Inflatable Race add some extra challenges, elements and treats to the race course.

Step Up To The Plate For These Fun Baseball Giveaways

From Dirty Dancing to honoring a World Series legend, these tchotchkes hit it out of the park.

Take Poetry Slams At Public Square

You’re the judge when the Twelve Literary and Performance Arts Incubator hosts poetry slams in June and July.

The Show Goes on For Retirees Who Start Theater Company

Theatre in the Circle Brings Judson Manor residents back to the stage with I Do! I Do! June 22-25.

Zip through the sky on Kalahari’s new outdoor slides

The Sandusky waterpark adds five new thrilling rides this summer.

At Home

Plant Some Four Season Appeal In Your Yard

The Pattie Group's Jonas Pattie plants the seed for these three varieties in our mind.

Rating the Suburbs 2017

Richfield Village, this year's best suburb, offers rural appeal just a short drive from Cleveland and Akron.

Rating the Suburbs: Brecksville

Good schools, lush parkland and location, location, location make the burb popular with families. 

Rating the Suburbs: Chagrin Falls

The New England-style village has the nightlife and community feel many empty nesters look for.

Rating the Suburbs: Chardon

Slow down and relax in this rural suburb.

Rating the Suburbs: Cleveland Heights

The city has a lot to offer hip young professionals trying to keep it affordable. 

Rating the Suburbs: Downsize Or Not Pro Tip

The pros and cons of making the decision to leave the home where you raised your family.

Rating the Suburbs: First Time Home Buyers Pro Tip

Just because it's a starter home doesn't mean you can't make money off of it.

Rating the Suburbs: Gaby Apaestegui

The 17-year-old Swensons Drive In employee from Stow is thinking about school and saving up for a car. 

Rating the Suburbs: Home Buying Pro Tip

Local real estate agents say there are thousands ($$$) of reasons to buy now.

Rating the Suburbs: Hudson

The Summit County suburb offers families a high-end mix of modern amenities and historic charm.

Rating the Suburbs: Jissette Valentin

The 26-year-old baker from Lorain talks about work and family. 

Rating the Suburbs: Lakewood

The city's walkability and front porches make it an ideal landing spot for empty nesters.

Rating the Suburbs: Laura Friess

The 50-year-old owner of Brook Park's Henry’s Bar & Grill talks about the good old days. 

Rating the Suburbs: Marilyn Lynch

The 84-year-old retiree has lived in Middleburg Heights for 63 years and plans on staying forever.

Rating the Suburbs: Move-In Ready or Renovate Pro Tip

We weigh the pros and cons of the all important decision.

Rating the Suburbs: No. 3 Avon

The Lorain County suburb can't seem to stop booming, but hasn't lost it's small town charm.

Rating the Suburbs: North Royalton

A just-off-the-main-drag vibe makes the city a great spot for growing families on a budget. 

Rating the Suburbs: Orange Village

With eco smart homes and a new lifestyle center on the way, this sleepy village is about to pop onto the cool kids scene.

Rating the Suburbs: Progressive Farmers Market

The Mayfield Village insurance giant attracts young professionals with employee amenities. 

Rating the Suburbs: Ray Harris

The 31-year-old banker from Mentor-on-the-Lake likes helping small businesses in his community get off the ground.

Rating the Suburbs: Rocky River

The lakefront suburb appeals to hipsters, prepsters and every kind of millennial in between.

Rating the Suburbs: Village Bicycle Cooperative

The Bay Village co-op covers all your bike-riding needs.

Rating the Suburbs: Westlake Recreation Center

Unwind at the center's fishing pond. You deserve it.

This Backyard Must-Have Lights Our Fire

The natural gas-fueled Berkshire Fire Pit doubles as a casual outdoor coffee table for easy entertainment options.

We'd Never Leave Home With A Patio Like This

This Shaker Heights home's outdoor space has us backyard dreamin'.

Style

Wrap Your Head Around These Bowls

Billy Ritter spins us right round with his ceramic tableware.